The accused, who have been drunk, additionally attacked her with bricks.
By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 10:17 AM IST
Police on Sunday arrested two individuals in Ganjam district on costs of gang-raping a seven-year-old woman and inflicting grievous damage to her by slitting her throat when she put up a resistance. The accused, who have been drunk, additionally attacked her with bricks. One of many accused was badly crushed up by the villagers after the incident.
Final Thursday, the woman was taking part in along with her youthful brother exterior her aunt’s home in a village underneath Golanthara police station space of Ganjam when she went close to a culvert exterior her village to attend nature’s name. The 2 accused – Rutu Behera and Hemant Behera – dragged her underneath the culvert and tried to rape her.
“The 2 accused have been drunk. When she raised an alarm, they slit her throat with a pointy object. The 2 accused additionally attacked her with a damaged piece of brick inflicting extreme accidents on her head, face and ears,” mentioned Berhampur further SP Trinath Patel.
Some villagers noticed her mendacity in a pool of blood at one finish of the village after a number of hours and subsequently they knowledgeable the police.
Police mentioned the woman who was first admitted to the MKCG medical faculty and hospital in Berhampur and later shifted to the SCB medical faculty and hospital in Cuttack is now secure.
The extra SP mentioned a case in opposition to the 2 accused has been registered underneath Safety of Youngsters from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act and Sections 365/366, 376 (D)(B), 307 and 341 of the IPC.
Police have recovered the blood-stained brick from the spot.
The spurt in incidences of violence in opposition to youngsters has raised critical considerations about their security within the state.
In July final, a five-year-old woman in Nayagarh was allegedly raped and murdered following which the state authorities shaped a SIT to probe the matter.
As per Nationwide Crime Data Bureau (NCRB) figures, instances in opposition to minor youngsters in Odisha have been steadily rising since 2017, Whereas altogether 3,185 instances on crime in opposition to youngsters have been registered within the state in 2017, the instances elevated to five,217 in 2018 and seven,012 in 2019. The NCRB report says that the state’s conviction report in such instances stood at a measly 17.6% in 2019.
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